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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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In 2018, based on data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, black people were overrepresented among persons arrested for nonfatal violent crimes (33%) and for serious nonfatal violent crimes (36%) relative to their representation in...

source: U.S. Department of Justice

Gathered outside the state Capitol Wednesday, with three of the state’s new magnolia-themed flags nearby, Angela Turner-Ford, a Democratic lawmaker from West Point, noted the moment. “We’re happy to join in the celebration...

source: Daily Journal

The COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated the United States has raged with particular ferocity inside prisons and jails. Such facilities are characterized by poor sanitation and health care, and house large concentrations of high-risk individuals; social distancing is nearly...

source: The Christian Science Monitor

The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility focuses on rehabilitation through their PLUS program. The Program Living Units Serve (PLUS) program was created 16 years ago in hopes of encouraging offenders to choose an alternative to criminal behavior and thinking.

source: WTWO-TV

Massachusetts will start vaccinating individuals living and working in congregate care facilities and prisons on Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday. The facilities include residential congregate care programs, group homes,...

source: NBC News

This year gives about 463,000 of the more than 2 million Americans behind bars — and President-elect Joe Biden — a chance at a fresh start. Buried deep in Congress’ latest COVID-19 relief deal is a provision...

source: USA Today

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